$ 25.00 - $30.00 / Age All Ages
The Grateful Ballwith The Travelin' McCourys and Jeff Austin BandPlaying One Set Each & One Combined Set Of All Grateful Dead Tunes
The Travelin McCourys: No other band today has the same credentials for playing traditional and progressive music. As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Rob McCoury on banjo continue their fathers worka lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music to bring joy into peoples lives. And with fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram, the ensemble is loved and respected by the bluegrass faithful. But the band is now combining their sound with others to make something fresh and rejuvenating.They can push forward so far because their roots are so deep. The band has a confidence that only comes with having paid their dues with twenty years on the bluegrass road. Other groups and new fans hear this immediatelythe tight rhythm, the soulful material, and the confidence in taking bluegrass from the safety of the shore into uncharted waters.THE TRAVELIN' McCOURYS WEBSITE
Jeff Austin Band: Mandolinist Jeff Austin is unstoppable. As a member of Yonder Mountain String Band and a solo artist, he is celebrated for his fleet fingers and penchant for improvisation on stage, but those qualities also speak volumes about how he chooses to live. Austin has cultivated his natural musical abilities and allowed himself to be driven by his boldest instincts. In this way, he has been able to build positive, exciting momentum around his lifes greatest passion.I love writing a three-minute song with a hook that would grab a five-hundred-pound marlin as much as I like writing something that goes, okay, after the bridge, its going to open up and just go wide. Indeed, wide is what Jeff Austin is all about. He wants new and different, complex and interesting. He wants everything the music world has to offer, and hes willing to work hard to get it.